Towards more active forms of teaching and learning in hospitality studies

Atara Sivan*, Roberta Wong Leung, Lyn Gow, David Kember

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The paper explores students' attitudes towards the effectiveness of various instructional techniques used in hospitality management studies. During tutorials students were introduced to a range of techniques including active learning and student-centered activities. Students' perceptions of the effectiveness of these techniques were evaluated by means of a questionnaire and interviews. Results showed an overall contribution of the active learning approach used in tutorials to the development of students' communication and problem-solving skills as well as to their critical-thinking ability. The importance of incorporating aspects of field work into classroom learning was also highlighted. Discussion focuses on evaluating the results in light of instructional features for achieving learning objectives in hospitality management studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)369-379
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Hospitality Management
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1991

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
  • Strategy and Management

User-Defined Keywords

  • education active learning tutorial teaching-methods


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